Azerbaijan Ready to Carry Out Transportation of Transit Compressor Gas
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend , corr. S / The decision on the transportation of gas via the territory of Azerbaijan to Europe should be initiated by Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. " Azerbaijan backs them," has said Natig Aliyev, Azerbaijan's Industry and Energy Minister during the today's press-conference.
"If they make such a decision, then we may view the possibility to enlarge the gas main, as well as such issues like transportation of compressor gas, construction of ports, mooring lines considered for acceptance and trans-shipment it by means of tankers," said the Azerbaijani Minister.
According to him, the project on the transportation of gas to Europe - NABUCCO is of a great interest to Azerbaijan.
"In general, we are well aware of the fact that this project will serve for gas supplies to Europe from countries of Central Asia and Persian (Arabian) Gulf. Therefore, we consider SCP (South Caucasian Gas Pipeline) as one of the branch-lines, which may be involved into the mentioned project and make up one of its parts," noted the Minister.
This enormous project cannot be based on resources of one Azerbaijan only. The project certainly envisages the transportation of 30 bln. cubic meters per year.
Azerbaijan is expected to produce some 16-20 bln. cubic meters of gas from its offshore gas condensate field of Shah-Daniz by 2014-2015.